Ways to Get Involved at First UMC
We have Sunday School classes for all ages every Sunday morning at 9:00am.
Join us as we take a journey through the Bible and deepen our relationship with God!
What does it mean to be a United Methodist? What do we believe? What makes us different?
Join us beginning February 21st at 5:30 PM for dinner and discussion. The whole family is invited.
UMM-United Methodist Men
We have a very active UMM group of men that enjoy fellowship, outreach and taking trips together.
If you would like to become a member of this group, check our calendar for meeting dates and times!
Sisters in Faith
Our women’s group meets monthly for Bible study, fellowship, crafts and much more!
All women are welcome to join this group. Check our calendar for meeting times and upcoming events!
Here at First United Methodist Church of Granite Falls our goal is to teach and learn of the love and grace that God has given to all. We support each other the way God has taught us to support and work with others. As the scripture says above, “He will be our sure foundation.” A building with no foundation will surely start to fall. Our life, our time here on earth is the same principle. Christ is our foundation and what builds us up, without it our life will slowly start to lean and eventually fall over. That’s what we are about at FUMCGF. We help build each other up to make sure we will stand strong.
Come join us in our fellowship hall Sundays from 4:30pm-6:00pm! We can’t wait to meet you!
– Shea Bolick, Youth Leader
First UMC is very active! not only within our church but in our community as well! Here are some of the ways we connect and get involved!
- Music Ministry:
First United Methodist Church is blessed with an outstanding, full music program that includes Chancel Choir, Adult and Children Handbells, Children and Youth Choirs, First Light Praise Team, and the FUMC Orchestra.
FUMC weekly rehearsal schedule:
6:30 PM Adult Handbells (Choir Room)
7:15 PM Chancel Choir (Choir Room)
- Hands for the Harvest Missions Fundraisers – cornhole tournaments, chili cookoff, and more!
- Spirit Night for local schools
- College Student Exam Boxes
- Fall Festival – inflatables, food, hayrides and games
- Granite Falls Tree Lighting – free hot dog handouts
- Camp In! at the church
- Back-to-School Supplies
- Rice and Beans Ministries
- Golf Tournament
- Faith Family Field Day
- Soul Good Ministries
Read More about Soul Good Ministries...
Through cooperation with Granite Falls First United Methodist Church, Soul Good Ministries provides a bag of non-perishable food items for low-income households in Caldwell County, North Carolina. Members of this organization meet twice per month to prepare cloth grocery bags full of food. Bags are purchased at $.69 per bag for 100 through the company’s reusable bags. They then load the bags in vehicles, travel to various neighborhoods in Caldwell County, and walk door to door delivering these bags of food and praying with the families who receive them. Each bag has basic grocery items and the food needed to make a family sized meal. Local drives take place for the needed items, as well as Facebook item signups, through the Soul Good page. Soul Good Ministries not only feeds the mouths of these families, but feeds their souls by ministering to their needs and their concerns, while building relationships and forming friendships. Anyone is welcome to be a part of this ministry, by helping gather food, preparing the bags, delivering food, providing community service work, or all of the above! In the Gospels, Jesus shares a meal with His followers regularly. Jesus knew that to do His work on earth, our bodies need to be fed, as well as our souls. Humans need food, but they also need the fellowship of the sharing of the meal. Shea Bolick saw this need originally serving on multiple trips with her youth group in Costa Rica with Rice and Beans Ministries. She recognized the need not just internationally, but in her own community and felt that the international missions trained her and her youth to use their own abilities in their hometown. As a youth group leader and a school teacher, she knew that there was a great need for “feeding” in Caldwell County, but after much research the statistics proved just how great this need was. In 2015 15% of Caldwell County residents were food insecure, meaning that these residents did not know when they would receive or how to obtain their next meal. That is roughly 12,460 people. 4,340 children fall into this category, but only 74 of them are actually getting free and reduced lunch in their schools. Only 12 of those children are receiving this assistance in the summer. (https://hunger-research.sog.unc.edu/content/2015-caldwell-county-nc). Soul Good Ministries believes these statistics need to be changed. Many residents of Caldwell County do not have the means to travel to receive the assistance that they need. Soul Good Ministries will come to them, with this door-to-door ministry. They have prayed about this ministry for quite some time and know that it is God driven! In the 5th chapter of Acts believers are shown boldness in the midst of fear or not feeling well equipped, but it assures that God equips the called. Acts 5: 38-39 has guided Soul Good Ministries through its creation. This organization is His plan and it can’t be overthrown. Come serve boldly and see how Soul Good it is!
Soul Good Facebook Page; CLICK HERE